Hi guys, just wanted to share with you, some pictures of this recently restored Swan Visofil VT 340/60.
And also I wanted to give a shout out to Eric Wilson (Eckiethump here on FPN) for the wondeful repair work he has done.
I bought the pen a while ago on a Dutch auction site. When I received it, I saw that it was in a bit of a state, and that I didn't knew much about this particular model.
I did notice that it missed 'something' at the end. And after some research (thanks to the excellent articles on Penhero) I saw that it was a Visofil, that has this complicated filling system, and that it is very difficult to repair. So, I sent it to Eric (who replaced missing clips on Swans for me in the past) to see if something could be done. And it could! )
Eric managed to open the pen, clean it, and fit an original turning knob.
And now I have to say it's one of my favorite pens! The no. 3 nib is very flexible, writes super, and the pen just fills perfectly.
I also like the fact that the Visofil is a bit thicker than the other Swans I own.
So,l there it is! Hope you enjoy the pictures.